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Ernst & Young LLP


National Tax - Tax, Technology, and Transformation - Intern
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* Step 1: Apply using your school's online recruiting system for only one of our positions
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* Step 4: Complete a Game Based Assessment via HireVue. Assessment link will be emailed to you separately once you have completed steps 1-3.
Our National Tax Department (NTD) serves high-profile, national and multinational clients, and is led by recognized tax professionals who represent some of our most senior tax talent. In today's complex business landscape, our clients' success requires a strong foundation grown in a sustainable way, so we work with our clients as an extension of their team. At EY, we believe that managing our clients' tax obligations responsibly and proactively can make a critical difference, and here you'll be at the heart of that mission.
Tax, Technology, and Transformation (TTT) offers services to companies in response to the impact of existing and emerging technology, including the growing data burden that many businesses face, driving efficiencies to create a cost-effective tax function, and the need to understand how to make data an asset. The underlying objective of the combined offerings is to help businesses navigate the digital age of tax transparency, alongside new trends in tax compliance and tax audit methods, as well as helping to solve the most pressing challenges that businesses face.
TTT is composed of the following services:
* Digital tax transformation
* Tax applications-as-a-service
* Tax data and improvement
* Tax analytics and reporting enhancement
* Emerging tax technology, including robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud solutions, data lake development, and business intelligence innovation
* Tax technology program mobilization
* Custom tax technology application development and deployment
* Tax technology strategy and road mapping
* Direct and indirect tax systems implementation and configuration
* Post-transaction (M&A) tax function operational services
* Tax operating model transformation, including process improvement, risk and controls
* Tax function assessments
The opportunity
Our growth all comes down to an entrepreneurial culture, where new approaches are nurtured and leaders are ready to take measured risks to ensure we stay one step ahead of the market. Tax functions are always looking for ways to enhance their processes to meet their strategic goals. How we help to achieve these goals is by covering a diverse range of services, including process improvement, organization strategy and operating model design, robotics, technology implementation and enhancements, so you'll be learning highly sought-after skills on each project you support.
This is an area that has recently seen significant growth and investment and one which is constantly changing as technology alters the landscape. As a result, your career will grow with it. The field of taxation is dynamic and ripe with opportunities for those with transformation and technology skill sets to have a big impact and successful careers.
What to expect
Depending on your unique skills and ambitions, you could be supporting various client projects, from assisting in the production of leading practice MS SQL Server, SharePoint, and MS Power BI solutions, to implementing third-party tax applications, to supporting and automating internal and external operations of multinational tax departments. Whatever you find yourself doing, you will contribute and work with a highly trained team, all the while focusing on quality. This is a highly regulated industry, so it is all about maintaining our reputation as trusted advisors by taking on bold initiatives and owning new challenges.
Your key responsibilities
* Taking ownership of assigned tasks and reporting on them until completion
* Identifying ways to automate manual tasks using existing financial or tax systems and emerging technologies
* Consolidating tax data to make analysis and planning more efficient
* Improving reporting capabilities to enhance our clients' ability to evaluate risk and capitalize on opportunities
* Supporting project team members in any way needed to help ensure timely completion of deliverables
* Researching innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and preparing business use cases for applicability
To qualify for the role, you must have
* An achieved or predicted bachelor's and/or master's degree in Accounting, Taxation, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other related STEM major with the aptitude to learn tax
* A strong interest in technology and its use in business processes
* Excellent communication and business writing skills
* A natural flair for problem solving and an entrepreneurial approach to work
* Strong organizational and time management skills, with exceptional client-serving consulting skills
* Demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize business requirements
* Desire and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting
Ideally, you will also have at least one of the following
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office VBA development
* Familiarity with Microsoft Power BI suite, including Power Pivot, Power Query, Power View and Power Map
* Knowledge and experience in the design and development of databases (specifically SQL Server)
* Familiarity with SharePoint development
* Familiarity with SAP, Oracle or other Enterprise Resource Planning systems
What we look for
We are looking for knowledgeable technical professionals with an excellent general knowledge of accounting and technology. We're interested in motivated people with a genuine passion for seeking out simple tax solutions. You'll need to be an analytical leader, with the ability to react quickly and decisively to new and often ambiguous information. You'll need to be flexible to keep up with our dynamic projects and the constantly changing demands of our clients. If you're ready to influence senior leaders while learning the skills that could set you apart as a future leader, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
If you join EY full-time after your internship, we offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you'll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You'll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Plus, we offer:
* Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the profession
* Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career
* Gained flexibility through two-way communication and commitment with your engagement teams
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy and transaction services and consulting services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today
EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
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